Oyster Dress
Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty
Photo by Solve Sunsbo Studio courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I recently wrote an essay on Fashion + Curatorial Practice for an upcoming book called Fashion + X – The Medial Interactions of Clothing edited by Dr. Rainer Wenrich. In attempting to figure out how to approach the topic of fashion in the museum, I looked back at the many fashion exhibitions that I’ve visited and written about since 2008. I thought it would be fun to revisit those here. The links are active and will take you back to my review and more pictures!

Montreal Museum of Fine Art, May 28 – September 28, 2008. 

Flowerbomb Gallery, The House of Viktor&Rolf
Installation Shot by Ingrid Mida 2008

Barbican Art Gallery, London. June 18 – September 21, 2008.

Palace of Versailles, March 31, 2009-June 28, 2009.

FIT Museum, June 17 – September 26, 2009.

Bata Shoe Museum, April – September 20, 2010. 

Blythe House, London. April 28 – June 27, 2010.

Kensington Palace, London.  April 2010 – January 2011. 

Victoria & Albert Museum, April 17 – September 26, 2010.

Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Affair with Textiles
Installation Shot by Ingrid Mida 2011

Mingei Museum, San Diego. October 3, 2010 – April 3, 2011. 

Legion of Honour, Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco.  February – June 2011. 

MOCA Pacific Design Centre West, LA. March 4 – June 5, 2011.

Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail
Installation Shot at LACMA by Ingrid Mida 2011.

LACMA, Los Angeles. October 2 – March 27, 2011.

Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. April 13, 2011 – March 2012. 

Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 4 – July 31, 2011. 

Montreal Museum of Fine Art, June 20 – October 2, 2011.

Madame Gres: Couture at Work
Photo by Ingrid Mida 2011

Musee Bourdelle, Paris. March 25 – July 24, 2011.

Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. May 10 – August 19, 2012. 

Balenciaga Installation Shot
Photo by Ingrid Mida 2012

Musee Galliera, Paris. April 13 – October 28, 2012. 

Musee Galliera, Paris. April 13 – October 28, 2012. 

FIT Museum, September 14, 2012 – January 5, 2013. 

BIG Installation Shot by Ingrid Mida 2012

Royal Ontario Museum, November 3, 2012 – Fall 2013

Les Arts Décoratifs,  Paris.  December 13, 2012 – April 14, 2013

FIT Museum, NYC. December 4, 2012 – May 8, 2013.  

FIT Museum, NYC. February 8 – April 13, 2013. 

Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. April 25, 2013 – March 30, 2014.

Punk: Chaos to Couture Installation Shot
Photo by Ingrid Mida 2013

Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.  May 9 – August 14, 2013. 

Royal Ontario Museum, Thorsell Gallery, Toronto. June 2013. 

Design Exchange, Toronto. June 21 – September 15, 2013. 

And these are just the exhibitions I’ve written about!!! There have been many others that I’ve attended prior to 2008 and others that I’ve seen since then but chosen not to write about for one reason or another. Sometimes I do not write about exhibits I do not care for. Other times, I might visit an exhibit close to the end of the run, and not write about it. This is what happened with the wonderful exhibition Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity which I LOVED and which I saw in both Paris and New York, and will see again in Chicago later this month.